Does anyone else want to get over compulsive web surfing?
Going into college I thought I could overcome my issues with this addiction...what a foolish idea! This honestly is the biggest obstacle I have in my way of overcoming procrastination. I've always been a bit of a daydreamer/worrier. In the past, I could zone out and daydream about something for like 20 minutes and then go back to being productive. Now, I start worrying about something and feel a need to look up stuff about it on the internet. I tell myself i'm searchng for a "solution" and that once I find it I'll feel better. Inevitably, I never find the solution and waste anywhere from 2-5 hours at a time. Sometimes even worse. In fact, even before I web researched everything, i would wste hours reading fan fiction.
basically, I can't do this anymore. It's really affecting my schoolwork, and is the main way I procrastinate. Before I did this, i honestly wasn't nearly so bad with procrastination.The problem is much of my work involves being on the internet...many things for classes, research I need to do for papers. Also, I need to be on the computer to type on microsoft word...so the temptation is always there.
So here's my question: Is there anybody with a similar problem (reading text compulsively on the internet, reading through forums) who also would like to try and break themselves of this habit with me?
My idea is we'I'll try and stop doing this cold turkey. Once a day i need somebody to report to about how I did, and receive encouragement from them. I need the accountability. I'm too embarrassed to admit to this to my friends so I need someone else to be my cheerleader. And in return, I'll be your cheerleader. We can meet in the morning or night and tell each other how the past day went.. I was thinking of using chatbox.